Boston’s George Woods has developed an uncanny knack for allowing his songs to tap into raw human emotion. Back in June, the funk-folk singer-songwriter released a video for “Highest Love”, a song of human compassion that was augmented by its visual message of universal love and acceptance; we posted it shortly after the Orlando nightclub shooting massacre, and its message resonated.
Now, Woods is back with another video, this time for the personal “My Father’s Son”, a composition he says was inspired by conversations with his brother in trying to piece together his personal backstory with his dad. The video centers around a child running away from home.
“[It] was born from a conversation with my brother where I realized there were large chunks of my childhood I couldn’t remember,” Woods tells Vanyaland. “Right after my dad got remarried there’s a lot of blank space, replaced only by a memory of anger, and a lingering need to be heard. This song is for anyone who needs a voice, who feels like they don’t have one. For me it’s in these two lines: ‘My soul is a songbird whose trapped in a cage, and every word from my lips is it trying to escape’.”